Peace of Shit releases cassette

* Peace of Shit, a rotating cast of garage punk musicians headed by songwriter Austin Ulmer, celebrated the release of the group’s debut release, a 10-song cassette. The show featured performances by Watching the Train Wreck and one-man-band Mosquito Bandito. Peace of Shit’s set was a romp through fast-paced garage punk, highlighted by a wall of guitars and the rat-a-tat drumming of Brimstone Howl’s Calvin Retzlaff. The tape, released by local imprint Rainy Road Records, was recorded by Ulmer and Watching the Train Wreck’s Ben Allen. Check out rainyroadrecords.bigcartel.com. * Slumber Party Records is now taking pre-orders for the latest Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship album Hanga-Fang. The label is offering the Feb. 22 release as an MP3 download and an LP and download package. The album’s first and third tracks are available for download from the Slumber Party Record’s website. Check it out at slumberpartyrecords.com/albums/hanga-fang. * My interest in seeing the upcoming Tapes ‘N Tapes show, Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Waiting Room, just went from “not really” to “can’t miss” thanks to the strength of the Minneapolis band’s just-released third album Outside. The album, put out on the band’s own Ibid Records, streamlines from the big-rock sound that producer Dave Fridmann put on the band’s sophomore effort Walk It Off. Outside falls more in line with the band’s breakthrough debut The Loon, but comes off more assured than the try-every-style approach that placed The Loon afloat on blog buzz. Check out the solid gold on tracks like “SWM,” “Desert Plane” or the shimmying “One in the World.” * Yet another sign of a youth movement that could pave the way for Omaha’s next indie rock resurgence comes from Cymbal Rush, a three-piece indie rock band fronted by 18-year-old Papillion-La Vista high School student Ryan McKeever. The band, which includes Ben Eisenberger and Chris Atkins, celebrates it’s second self-released album Which Apocolypse? with an 8 p.m. show Feb. 4, at Slowdown. The album will be released as 150 hand-screen printed copies. The band formed in 2008 and recorded its first album August in 2009. McKeever split time in 2010 recording solo efforts and putting those out in limited runs. Tree, Everyday/Everynight and In Love open the $7 release show. Listen and download past Cymbal Rush releases at cymbalrush.bandcamp.com. Backbeat takes you behind the scenes of the local music scene. Send tips, comments and questions to {encode="backbeat@thereader.com" title="backbeat@thereader.com"}.

posted at 02:00 pm
on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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